Sydney University’s Club Championship aspirations nose-dived in Saturday’s round of limited overs matches, with Parramatta winning four of the five grades, including a low-scoring First Grade encounter at University No.1 Oval.
After losing the toss and being sent in, the Students eked 112 off 42.2 overs, with Ian Moran (26) and Will Somerville (26) the only batsmen to make starts as James Parkinson (4-47) and Daniel Jackson (2-13) ran riot.
But it wasn’t all one-way traffic for the visitors, who lost six wickets chasing down the total in 33 overs, with Michael Stretton (37), Darren Smith (19 not out) and Brenton Cherry (19) the main contributors.
David Miller (62), Jack Hill (55) and Will Hay (34) helped University Seconds to a solid 7-219 at Old Kings Oval, but Parramatta only lost two wickets chasing down the target in 42 overs, with Adam Turrell finishing on a tantalising 99 not out.
Sydney University Thirds collected the points with a four-wicket win at University No.2 Oval, but Fourths lost by four wickets at Merrylands Oval and Fifths went down by three wickets at St Paul’s College Oval.
Sydney Men’s Grade competition – Round 8 (Limited overs matches)
First Grade: Parramatta 6-113 off 33 overs (Michael Stretton 37, Darren Smith 19 not out, Brenton Cherry 19; Greg Mail 2-19) d Sydney University 112 off 42.2 overs (Ian Moran 26, Will Somerville 26; James Parkinson 4-47, Daniel Jackson 2-13) by four wickets at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Parramatta. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Parramatta 6, Sydney University 0.
Second Grade: Parramatta 2-220 off 42.2 overs (Adam Turrell 99 not out, Raza Rizwan 79 not out) d Sydney University 7-219 off 50 overs (David Miller 62, Jack Hill 55, Will Hay 34; Luke McNaught 3-39) by eight wickets at Old Kings Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Parramatta 6, Sydney University 0.
Third Grade: Sydney University 6-164 off 37.4 overs (Ash Cowan 46, Michael Culkoff 41; Tevin Liyanage 3-30, Bradley Taylor 2-21) d Parramatta 161 off 46.3 overs (Stephen Bristow 38, Roger Frare 30) by four wickets at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Parramatta. Batted first: Parramatta. Points: Sydney University 6, Parramatta 0.
Fourth Grade: Parramatta 6-194 off 49 overs (Taj Brar 60, Jordan Pigeon 31) d Sydney University 9-190 off 50 overs (Jimmy Kazaglis 56, Edward Lewis 42) by four wickets at Merrylands Oval. Toss: Parramatta. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Parramatta 6, Sydney University 0.
Fifth Grade: Parramatta 7-246 off 40.5 overs (Kristian Griffith-Jones 60, Varghese Kallukalam 59, Mark Ward 41) d Sydney University 6-243 off 50 overs (Jarrod Waterlow 58, Jim Ryan 43 not out, Jay Blamey 43, Stuart Hastings 31) by three wickets at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Parramatta. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Parramatta 6, Sydney University 0.
Poidevin-Gray Shield – Round 6 (Limited overs)
Eastern Suburbs 188 off 48.8 overs d Sydney University 8-163 off 50 overs (Alexander Shaw 40 not out, Henry Clark 31, Jack Hill 26) by two wickets at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Eastern Suburbs. Batted first: Easter Suburbs. Points: Eastern Suburbs 6, Sydney University 0.
Sydney Women’s Grade competition – Round 12 (Limited overs)
First Grade: Universities 1-177 off 39.3 overs (Charlotte Mizzi 84 not out, Georgia Redmayne 37, Kara Sutherland 29 not out) d St George-Sutherland 176 off 49.1 overs (Nicola Carey 48, Rene Farrell 41, Aimee Harris 33; Kate Owen 3-25, Alison Parkin 2-32) by nine wickets at Glenn McGrath Oval. Toss: St George-Sutherland. Batted first: St George-Sutherland. Points: Sydney University 6, St George-Sutherland 0.